You’re invited to a party!

“Hi, my name is Kimberley and I’m a pinterest-a-holic.” You feel me, right? Universities should give out degrees on pinterest. They’d make a fortune. I’m not ashamed to say that I spend/waste many, many hours on pinterest designing a home that I don’t have, cooking food that I’ll never eat and organising parties that I’ll probably never throw. Well, to hell with it! I’m going to virtually organise those glorious parties! Damn the man!

Photography Alison Mayfield Photography • Styling by Sooti Event Styling & Designs

Recently, I have been lusting over the talented gang at Sooti Events in Melb. Last year they styled a shoot for Hooray magazine – an end-of-year mixology party, and it’s awesomeness nearly blew my face off. Check out all the amazing photos from this rad shoot here. This week, I found myself daydreaming about all the ways I could transform my teeny, tiny apartment so that I could host a party just like this one. Daydreaming turned to curiosity, which in turn led to a full blown reconnaissance mission at my closest shopping centre during my lunch break. Here is what I found.

1. Rug, Ikea $49.99  • 2.  Paradise Palms Cushion, Julie Alves Design Etsy Store 3. Gaddis Basket, Ikea $9.99 • 4. Coaster, Ikea $1.99 for six pack  • 5. Pizza Board, Cotton On $39.95 • 6. Glass Country Bella Vase, Koch & Co. • 7. Glass Milk Bottles, Kmart $6 for six

 

1. Folding chair, Ikea $19.99 • 2. Aqua Tumblers, Target $4 set of four •  3. Summer Hardback Table Mat, Target $20 for set of four •  4. Table runner, Ikea $3.99 •  5. Micro Wooden Letter, Typo $2.95 •  6. Side Table, Kmart $29 •  7. Mason jar, Koch & Co. 

 If I had to pick just one, it would probably be the Summer hardback table mats from Target. They scream summer cocktail party, with just the right amount of kitsch. And those aqua tumblers are a total steal! Mix all that with some epic florals – bright orange and pink gerberas alongside some trailing jasmine, asorted greenery and a pineapple (on a good day, you can snag baby pineapples from the Sydney flower markets for around 4 bucks each!) for a cost effective centrepiece – and you’ve got yourself one hell of a party.

Happy planning!